The Adult Education center is now located in the Kentucky Career Center at 969 Campbellsville Rd. The center is open now and classes will resume on July 10, 2017. The phone number for the center has also changed. You can reach the center at 270-384-1741. If you have any questions, or would like to register for upcoming classes, stop by or call today.
Greensburg, Ky. (June 29, 2017) – Tpr. Charles Hedgespeth is investigating a collision that occurred Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 3:10 PM CST on US 68, 11 miles south of Greensburg near the Green/Metcalfe County line. 50-year-old John Welch, of Greensburg, was attempting to cross US 68 on a lawn tractor when he pulled into the path of a southbound 1995 Dodge Dakota pickup operated by 40-year-old Justin Poynter, of Edmonton. Poynter was unable to avoid the collision and struck the lawn tractor, ejecting Welch. Welch was transported by helicopter to University of Louisville hospital and is listed in critical condition.
Poynter was belted and not injured. Tpr. Hedgespeth was assisted at the scene by Green County Sheriff's Dept., EMS and the Exie Fire Department.
Kentucky Adult Education (KYAE) will launch a new brand and logo July 1 for the free instructional programming it offers in all 120 Kentucky counties. “Skills U” reflects an increased emphasis on helping adults build academic and essential workforce skills for college and careers.
“Our new brand is a reflection of the reality that it is no longer enough for Kentuckians to earn just a high school or GED diploma, a reality further underscored by the implementation of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act,” says Reecie Stagnolia, vice president for adult education, Council on Postsecondary Education.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) improves connections to employment and training opportunities that lead to economic prosperity for workers and their families. For KYAE Skills U, this translates to more intentional strategies to help its students enter college and be better prepared to gain and retain living-wage jobs.
“Kentucky Adult Education Skills U will continue to provide the free instructional services that have always been offered through Kentucky Adult Education – everything from foundational academic skills and essential skills identified as critical by employers to preparation for the GED test – and beyond,” Stagnolia says. “Now, we are working more intentionally with our partners to create a seamless system that encourages Kentuckians to get the postsecondary education and sustainable employment they need.”
Kentucky Adult Education Skills U is a unit of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. The logo is available at http://kyae.ky.gov/educators/logo.html. More information about KYAE Skills U, including a listing of county contacts, is available at http://www.kyae.ky.gov.
Louisville, Ky. (June 29, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin and Labor Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes joined officials from Norton Healthcare in Louisville today to announce a new apprenticeship for nurses that is one of the first of its kind in the country.
This Student Nurse Apprenticeship Program is a paid apprenticeship that provides educational and clinical experiences over 12 to 18 months to prepare students for a registered nurse role after graduation. Eligible students include nurses who are in their junior year of a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing program or with one semester completed of an associate degree in nursing program.
“Innovative training programs, like this one at Norton Healthcare, deserve to be celebrated,” said Gov. Bevin. “I have challenged Kentucky employers to think and act boldly, and Norton Healthcare has answered that challenge in an impressive way. This apprenticeship program is one of the first of its kind in the country and will be transformational for Norton's workforce. I believe it will inspire other employers around Kentucky to explore ways that apprenticeships can take their business—and Kentucky—to the next level.”
With just over 70,000 active registered nurses currently in Kentucky, it is projected that an additional 4,500 nurses will be needed in the next 10 years to meet demand. The 125 new apprentices in this program will both provide Norton Healthcare with an effective workforce recruitment and training tool while also displaying the potential that this could bring to other healthcare providers across the county.
“The ‘Kentucky Trained. Kentucky Built.’ registered apprenticeship initiative encompasses a new era of apprentice able trades never before seen in the Commonwealth, and today provides a fitting example of this,” Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey stated. “Nursing is a new frontier for apprenticeships, but with Norton Healthcare’s vision, we couldn’t be more excited to partner with them and the new student nurse apprentices who are taking advantage of this wonderful program to further their careers. It’s a win for Norton Healthcare, the apprentices, and the entire healthcare community as we continue to seek ways to address the workforce needs in this critical industry.”
Serving the Greater Louisville region and beyond for more than 130 years, the hospital and health care system is the Louisville area’s third largest private employer. The Louisville-based not-for-profit system includes five Louisville hospitals with 1,837 licensed beds; seven outpatient centers; 13 Norton Immediate Care Centers; more than 14,000 employees; more than
“We know the value in having highly trained nurses and other professionals to help us meet the health care needs of our community,” said Russell F. Cox, president and chief executive officer, Norton Healthcare. “By offering an apprenticeship for nurses, we not only help individual students reach their goals, but we help ensure we continue to have these highly trained professionals.”
“This program will reinforce nursing education and awareness of the professional nurse role, as well as help increase the students’ self-confidence and understanding of organizational structure and operations within a world-class health care setting,” said Tracy E. Williams, DNP, R.N., senior vice president and system chief nursing officer, Norton Healthcare.
This program will work in conjunction with the student’s school of nursing while learning hands-on experience with a Norton Healthcare mentor. Upon completion of the training program, the apprentice will receive a nationally recognized certification allowing employers, such as Norton, to better meet expectations of their patients through a highly-skilled and trained workforce.
cky’s recommitment of new energy and resources toward strengthening apprenticeships across Kentucky. Since last November, the number of apprentices in Kentucky have increased by 39 percent. In total, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet has registered nearly 1,100 different programs with employers including a new emphasis on growing trades within the healthcare and information technology sectors.
For more information on Registered Apprenticeships, visit www.KentuckyApprenticeship.com.
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 29, 2017) - The Fourth of July weekend marks the beginning of the traditional summer travel season and the American Automobile Association projects a record 37.5 million motorists will hit the roads this year, an increase of 2.9 percent over last year. Unfortunately, it is also one of the deadliest holiday periods of the year due to drunk driving crashes.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports drunken driving fatalities typically spike during holidays such as the Fourth of July.
The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is urging everyone to plan ahead and designate a sober driver during the upcoming July 4th holiday period, which runs from 6 p.m. on Friday, June 30 through midnight on Tuesday, July 4. KSP, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and its local law enforcement partners throughout the Commonwealth will be out in full force during this period in an effort to keep impaired drivers off the road.
“KSP is participating in the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign, which means zero tolerance for drunken driving,” says KSP Lt. Michael Webb. “If you drink and drive during this holiday period, you will be arrested — no excuses.”
“Drivers must understand that alcohol not only impairs your ability to drive, it impairs your judgment about whether you can or should drive,” notes Webb. “You may think you’re ‘fine,’ but you’re not. Please, prevent drunken driving and needless highway fatalities by only driving when completely sober.”
Ten people died on Kentucky’s roadways during last year’s July 4 holiday period, with three of those being alcohol-related. Statewide, authorities investigated 71 alcohol-related crashes and arrested 428 motorists driving while impaired.
Nationally, during the Independence Day holiday in 2015, 146 people were killed in crashes involving at least one driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or higher. Additionally, 92 people died in crashes involving at least one driver or motorcycle operator with a BAC of 0.15 or higher — almost twice the legal limit.
To prevent tragedies from occurring, KSP recommends the following steps for a safe and happy Independence Day:
“Don’t risk losing your life or your independence this Fourth of July. Keep your freedom. Don’t go to jail for impaired driving,” says Webb. “Remember, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
Taylor County Grand Jury met recently and returned these indictments:
*We remind everyone that an indictment doesn’t express guilt or innocence in these cases… only that further court action is necessary.*
From Bradfordsville, Ky:
Ronnie E. Garrett - Theft of identity of another without consent; Theft by unlawful taking/ disposition shoplifting under $500.00
From Columbia, Ky:
Miles J. Coffey - Burglary, 3rd degree; Operating on a suspended/revoked license; persistent felony offender 2nd degree.
Joseph R. Roberts - Possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (Meth); Assault, 3 rd degree on police/probation officer; possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to maintain insurance 1st offense; no/expired Ky. registration; no/expired vehicle plates.
Dustin T. Stapleton - Assault, 2nd degree.
From Campbellsville, KY:
Ashley Allen - 14 charges of criminal possession of forged instrument, 2nd degree;Burglary 3rd degree.
Jonathan Baumgardner - Criminal abuse 1st degree; Assault 4th degree (child abuse).
Randall B. Campbell - Theft by unlawful taking over $500. or more but under $10,000.
Falisha A. Coulter - Criminal abuse, 2nd degree (victim under 12), 6 charges of endangering the welfare of a minor.
Joshua A. Grisso - Possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (meth); Promoting contraband, 1st degree; Public intoxication by controlled substance excludes alcohol; persistent felony offender, 2nd degree.
Alex Gutierrez - Possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (meth); Theft by unlawful taking/disposition shoplifting; Operating on suspended/revoked operator's license.
Kathleen A. Hughes - Burglary 3rd degree; Theft by unlawful taking or disposition shoplifting under $500.
Jeffrey D. Karr - Criminal abuse, 1st degree (victim under 12); persistent felony offender, 1st degree; Possession of firearm by convicted felon; persistent felony offender, 1st degree.
Tearah Kessler - Burglary, 3rd degree.
Jeffrey M. Routon - Criminal possession of a forged prescription.
Char. Shofner - Theft by unlawful taking or disposition firearm.
Sara M. Teel - Tampering with physical evidence; Persistent felony offender, 2nd degree.
James L. Whitehead - 4 charges of Burglary 3rd degree; Persistent felony offender, 1st degree.
Ashley Warriner and William Clinton Smith were both indicted for Flagrant Non-Support, a Class D felony.
Richard Dickerson and Tricia Coffey – Criminal Mischief 1st degree, a Class D felony.
Brandon Johnson – Bail Jumping, 1st degree, a Class D felony.
Jane Musgrove and Cory Skaggs – Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, a class C felony. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor. Musgrove was also indited for the offense of Persistent Felony Offender, 1st degree.
Jane Musgrove and Glen Blankenship – Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree while in possession of a firearm, a class C felony. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor. Musgrove was also incited for Possession of a Firearm by a convicted felon, a class D felony, No Tail Lamps and persistent felony offender, 1st degree.
Travis Peterson – Robbery, 1st degree, a class B felony.
Ryan Smith – Bail Jumping, 1st degree, a class D felony.
Matthew Sullivan – Bail Jumping, 1st degree, a class D felony. Persistent Felony Offender, 1st degree.
Cortez Lawrence – Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st degree, a class D felony. Rear License Plate Not Illuminated. Reckless Driving, Improper Passing, Operating on a Suspended License, and Disregarding a Stop Sign.
Travis Brewster – Burglary, 3rd degree, a class D felony. Criminal Mischief, 1st degree, a class D felony.
Amber Huff (aka… Amber Lawless) and Pamela Camp –
Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, a class D felony. Camp was also indicted for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree a class D felony.
Perron Marcum – Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree a class D felony. Persistent Felony Offender, 1st degree.
Danny Lay and Melissa Meers – 2 counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, a class D felony.
Mary Ruby – Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, a class D felony. Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, a class C felony. Tampering with Physical Evidence, a class D felony. Persistent Felony Offender, 1st degree.
Mary Brown and Denisha Brown – Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, a class C felony. Denisha Brown also indicted for Complicity to Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, a class C felony.
Corey Skaggs, Dustin Norton and Brenda Hammond –
2 counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, a class C felony. Receiving Stolen Property over $500, a class D felony. Norton was also indicted for Persistent Felony Offender, 1st degree.
Christopher Woodall – Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, a class D felony. Tampering with Physical Evidence, a class D felony. Resisting Arrest, a class A misdemeanor.
Kenny Scott – Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, 2nd offense, a class C felony. Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd degree, a class A misdemeanor. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor. Failure to Wear Seat belt.
Dustin Stephens – Bail Jumping, 1st degree, a class D felony. Persistent Felony Offender, 2nd degree.
Jody Cain – Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, a class D felony. Tampering with Physical Evidence, a class D felony. Resisting Arrest, a class A misdemeanor.
Teresa Neatherly – Criminal Trespass, 1st degree, a class A misdemeanor. Resisting Arrest, a class A misdemeanor. Public Intoxication, a class B misdemeanor. Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, a class D felony. Disorderly Conduct, 1st degree, a class A misdemeanor. Terroristic Threatening, 3rd degree, class A misdemeanor.
Francis Owens – 2 counts of Assault, 3rd degree, a class D felony. Disorderly Conduct, a class A misdemeanor. Resisting Arrest, a class A misdemeanor.
Phillip W. Foley – Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, a class D felony.
Hope Dempsey – Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, a class D felony. Persistent Felony Offender, 2nd degree.
Janel Lutz McKinney – Bail Jumping, 1st degree, a class D felony.
Dennis Keith Davis – Bail Jumping, 1st degrree, a class D felony. Persistent Felony Offender, 1st degree.
Timothy George and Terry Curtsinger both indicted for – Bail Jumping, 1st degree, a class D felony.
Bobby J. Cade – Flagrant Non-Support, a class D felony.
WJRS NEWS reminds everyone that an indictment doesn’t express guilt or innocence in these cases… only that further court action is necessary.
Story courtesy of lakercountry.com
Sunday afternoon, GPD got a call to respond to South Lewis Street after receiving a report that a man was trying to kick in the doors to a home and was busting out windows with bricks. The man was identified as 21 year old DeJuan Childress and police were told he was under the influence of meth and spice. While attempting to locate Childress, another call was received that a man had thrown a brick through a window on North Franklin Street and yet another call of a man throwing a brick into a window on McKenna Street and again on Newman. GPD spotted Childress at the intersection of McKenna Street and Simmons and he took off running toward Rachel Court. When police told Childress to stop, according to the citation, he said “he was not going to jail and he did not like white people”. Officer Hicks says that Childress became belligerent and wouldn’t quit attempting to kick the officers, so he was ultimately put into leg shackles. While they were putting Childress in the cruiser he spit on an officer and said he would kill both Officer Hicks and Fletcher.
After the arrest, Officer Hicks began speaking with the individuals who had called in the vandalism complaints. While at the residence on East Front Street, police found the door had been kicked in and a white Nike shoe was found lying inside the building in the glass. Deputies at the Barren County Detention Center confirmed that Childress had been booked in with the other white Nike. Total damages come in at just under $6000.
Childress was booked on various charges including Menacing, Terroristic Threatening, 3rd Degree, Public Intoxication, Assault 3rd, Criminal mischief 3rd and 1st Degree and Resisting Arrest.
Story courtesy of wcluradio.com
Eight people were arrested Friday, charged in a large theft ring involving several Kentucky counties. Authorities said six men and two women were found in rural Larue County with a stolen truck, and thousands of dollars worth of other stolen items. All of the suspects were also found with methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
It was Friday morning around 9:30 when Larue County Sheriff’s deputies and Kentucky State Police responded to the property on Bird Road near Magnolia after receiving a tip that a stolen truck may be in the area. Authorities found the truck, and a whole lot more.
Law enforcement began questioning the eight people who were there. That’s when deputies say their answers weren’t adding up. “We started questioning the subjects, most of the subjects had some type of paraphernalia from drug use, methamphetamine on them,” said McCoy.
Malcolm Booher, Christy Harper, Charles Spillman, Gary London, Katrina London, Jessi Davis, Shannon Ward, and Josh Sanders are all charged with receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Five of the eight arrested either have lived, or currently live, in Barren County.
The Larue County Sheriff went on to add that he feels “I think it is a larger problem. Especially down in the Barren County area, these people would go down there and steal stuff down there and hide out up here.”
WCLU news has learned that Kathy London was served an active arrest warrant for probation violation and five of the eight arrested have lived or currently live in Barren County. WCLU news spoke with the Barren County Sheriff’s Office. While they would not confirm these individuals are tied to any specific crimes, they did say that they are investigating.
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A Horse Cave man and Larue County coach has pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct involving a juvenile.
48 year old Kelton “Simon” Ford appeared in Larue County Circuit Court and was originally charged with first degree sexual abuse. As part of the plea agreement, the charge was amended to sexual misconduct of a victim under 18-years-old. Ford will receive two years probation, no contact with the victim or her family, no attempt to teach or coach during the probation period and court costs.
Whitney Meredith, Assistant Commonwealth Attorney of the 10th Judicial Circuit, said they are pleased “that Mr. Ford decided to publicly admit that he acted inappropriate with one of his 14- year-old basketball players during a junior-high practice. She was devastated and has been since this happened, especially considering she had respected him so much as her coach and leader.”
According to court documents, after being a coach of girls’ basketball for many years, Ford took a female player into the boys’ locker room alone; knowing none of his female players would enter, and committed an act of sexual misconduct against her. The incident took place in early September of 2016.
Ford has since resigned from Larue County Schools, including his position as the LCHS varsity girls’ head basketball coach and LCMS girls’ seventh and eighth grade head basketball coach.
Story courtesy of wcluradio.com